Well the ambiance here kind of sucks, which can be expected since it’s mostly just a corner store but other than that this place fuckin’ rocks. The service was great. Two guys talked to me the whole time I was in the store, even though they had other customers coming and going and there was only one more guy working. They’ve also got the best selection I saw anywhere in SF, hands down. Some stuff with a little age on it and everything. The prices were a notch higher than I saw elsewhere but still not obscene by any means.
"The other" well known bottle shop in the City. A bit more expensive, somehow, but really good selection. Helpful staff, most of the beer is stored in coolers, limited releases, and I think they have a beer club of some sort (for locals).
I stopped in here during San Francisco beer week to pick up a rare High Water release. I was shocked at how small the place is. It’s tucked away in a more residential area and you wouldn’t really know it’s a great beer store from the outside. Inside they have quite a bit of cold storage with minimal shelf space. The selection was very good, just not huge. The employee there seemed to know his stuff. The only problem is that it’s kind of off the beaten path away from the BART line, and I don’t know if it’s really worth going out of your way for if you live near some of the other great beer stores. They do get some rare releases that other stores won’t, especially during San Francisco beer week.
steview (21) Petaluma, California | June 11, 2012| Updated September 3, 2012
Extremely small shop, but with such awesome bottles to purchase. Exactly what I need as a beer hobbyist. If they only served beer as well. It’s closer to where I live so I’ve got that for me as well. Great service and recommendations for me. Also, I want to do the club they offer -- limited releases, monthly beers, etc. With this and City Beer, I’m considering San Francisco (it’s a small city!) a great geographical location to shop for good beer!
Tremendous store! Parking can be dicey, but the selection is incredible for a small shop, and the service is top notch. The employee who helped me really knew his stuff and even offered to sell me something out of his personal stuff so I could get another state rating. Love this place.
This is hands down the best beer shop I’ve ever been to. I walked in and immediately had goose bumps and was almost light headed with excitement. The tiny little shop is densely packed with an extra-ordinarily curated selection of hard to find and the best of the best classics from CA and around the world. The staff were such enthusiastic beer nerds (or bourbon nerds). I would be much lighter in my wallet but have an amazing cellar if this wasn’t on the other side of the country. Dob’t tell everyone though... :) Also, great hummus samples!
A world class beer store. We walked there from Monk’s kettle on our way to Toronado. It is in reality quite small inside, but don’t let that fool you. Selection is very well picked from the likes of Lost Abbey, RR, FW, Cascade.... to name but a few. There was some very interesting limited edition brews such as 50/50 Eclipse on offer. I was also impressed with the extensive vintages of Gales Prize Old ale, which you could never get in the UK. The guy behind the desk was both knowledgeable and helpful. Interesting looking bourbons and snacks also available. An essential visit if you are in SF.
Awesome selection it’s overwhelming almost for how small the store is. Rami was super helpful, knew just about everything about every beer in there and there’s lots. Just a really great feel, attitude and overall awesome experience.
This place is true to their motto: Purveyors of fine beer, bourbon and hummus. There was an extensive selection of all three, great beer selection, fairly good prices, and very friendly staff (our guy didn’t know anything about beer but a lot about bourbon think it depends on who you get). That being said he called a supplier to find out something about a beer for us and don’t think you get better service then that. Between this and City Beer you can get all your beer needs in the SF taken care off.
Excellent beer shop. Large selection, organized in a general way by brewery. Selection changes in and out, so some stuff is unavailable at times. Staff are friendly, knowledgable, and helpful. They are willing and able to make good recommendations based on what you like. All in all, a superb beer shop.